Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Because we're Happy!

Frilly and Funkie has a new Challenge and it's all about what makes you HAPPY!  
"This could be a project you love doing, a product you love using, or something that makes you so happy that it just gives you the inspiration to create something beautiful. It really is an anything goes kind of challenge, but remember to make sure you have fun!!"

I am sharing with you what I love... my Sizzix dies!  They are the foundation of pretty much anything I create.  I use them all and love creating with them.  I have a lot of dies but recently I acquired the new Thinlits die, Tiny Tattered Floral.  So, I am sharing with you this growing family of Tattered's!

Did I mention I love my Sizzix dies.   Here is a recent photo I posted on Instagram of my dies.  Be sure to follow me there if you want to see sneak peeks of what I'm creating.  They make me HAPPY!


The Tattered's welcomed the Tiny Tattered Floral this year.  Here's a look at them all with mini tutorials.

Tiny Tattered Floral- 15 dies and a quilling tool.



I use a magnetic plate layered with my paper, wax paper and plates.


These are quick and tiny to create.  Simply roll!


My first batch of Tiny Tattered's.


Once rolled apply a little hot glue and fluffy out!  DONE!


Tattered Pinecone- The Original Tattered.


All you need are scraps of 3"x 3" Core paper, cut and sand.


Prep here is key for a tiny rosette. Fold each petal where they join and then bend each petal  tip back. 


Apply a little hot glue to a tooth pick and attach to the end of the flower.


Gently hold the flower with your index and thumb while rolling the tooth pick with your other hand.  More hot glue at the end to attach the flower and bend back the petals.


These flowers take no time to create!


Jumbo Tattered Pinecone


Same as above.


I used a wood skewer for these.  Bigger flower...bigger stick!


Same as above apply, fold, bend, hot glue on skewer, roll flower, more hot glue to secure and BOOM a BIG rosette.


Such a great addition to any project.  


Jumbo Tattered Floral


For this one I used watercolor paper and all the new Distress Inks.  I creased the leaves for a natural effect.


Ink and blend all the colors for a bold pop of colour!


Woohoo...fun with Distress Inks


Tint Tattered Floral Thinlits are perfect for those smaller projects like Tags, Photobooth or to layer in with the other Tattered's.


The Tattered Pinecone makes the perfect Pinecone and Tea Rose!


The Jumbo Tattered Pinecone is great for layering and filling in space with a floral punch.


The Jumbo Tattered Floral is fantastic for larger projects, party decor or adding to canvas.


Now that's a Tattered Family!


Here's a sneak peek at how I used these Tattered's I made today!  Watch for this post soon!  


There's also Tattered Poinsettia, Tattered Floral and Mini Tattered's which yes, I have those too.  I wanted to share a sample of the Tattered's I love!  Be sure to share what makes you Happy!  

Thanks for stopping by and seeing my Happy Place.

Watch these Tim Holt's Video's on how to make flowers




 
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23 comments:

  1. Such a fabulous array of flowers here Nicole and I love the look of the mail project you've used them on. Jenny x

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  2. Your Sizzix collection is quite impressive and your flowers are beautiful!

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    1. Hehe, I have been happily collecting Sizzix!

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  3. I love 'em too, Nicole! Definitely something that makes me happy. Great post, great products. Thanks for sharing!

    Hugs,
    Linda

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  4. This was a great tutorial Nicole. I just recently got dies so this was so helpful. Thanks bunches. What a neat mail pack idea - the flowers were perfect. You are REALLY really great at making flowers - pretty awesome! j.

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    1. Make sure to watch the video's. They really help! Have fun creating.

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  5. Your flowers are fabulous! I love the gorgeous colors. Making flowers is one of my favorites, too. Can't wait to see more of the sneak peek project!

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  6. You can sure make those dies perform extra duty - especially love the flowers made from the pine cone die.
    Hugs!
    Cec

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    1. I like to make them stretch! Love the tattered pinecone rosettes!

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  7. Fantastic post Nicole , very informative. I have just got my tiny tatters and can't wait to use it now! The sneak peek looks brilliant too! Hugs, Anne xx

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    1. OMG Anne, I cannot wait to see what you add these too. I love when you create.

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  8. Fabulous Nicole ! I love your storage for your dies ! Your project looks fantastic too, can't wait to see more ! Sue C x

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    1. Thanks Sue...you can see more of my storage by clicking on "My Craft Space" in the "Found Labels" in the sidebar.

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  9. Nothing beats making your own flowers.....GREAT tutorial!!!

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  10. Oh my gosh Nicole!! I think I'm having a small heart attack over the amount of dies you have :), It's like I want to die and go to your die storage heaven...and I seriously want that tattered pine cone die too!! Hugs
    Georgie x

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  11. Nicole! I want to be a fly on your craft room wall! First so I can have a look around and see all your amazing toys, the cool storage ideas you have (thanks for sharing) and then so I can watch you craft. Your framed is just amazing! Thank you for the great tutorial! Hugs!

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